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Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2020 shows the flooded Jamsu Bridge, the lower deck of the Banpo Bridge across Han River, in Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rain hit South Korea over the past seven days, leaving 21 deaths, 11 missing and seven wounded as of Saturday, according to the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters.

The torrential rain spread from the country's central region, including Seoul and its surrounding metropolitan area, to the southern region.

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2020 shows a mud-covered rest area at the flooded Banpo Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2020 shows the flooded Banpo Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2020 shows the flooded Banpo Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2020 shows the flooded Sebitseom, a famous tourist spot by the Han River in Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2020 shows the flooded Jamsu Bridge, the lower deck of the Banpo Bridge across Han River, in Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

Photo taken on Aug. 8, 2020 shows the flooded Banpo Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang) ■

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